One writes for EastEnders, another has penned a Norfolk-based gripping novel and a third captures the county’s beauty in art.

The Holt Bookshop is planning to run a week-long pop-up store from October 30 to November 3 in North Walsham’s Market Street where an array of creatives will host workshops, sign copies of books and meet members of the public. 

These include north Norfolk’s own James McDermott - who writes for the popular BBC soap opera and will lead a creative writing course on Monday, October 30 and Tuesday, October 31.

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Participants in the workshop will write creative responses to photos of North Walsham, taken by local school children involved in an art project earlier this year.

On the evening of October 31, Mr McDermott will host a Pizza, Poetry and a Pint event at Shambles café, where he will read from his new poetry collection, Wild Life. 

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On Wednesday, November 1, Hilary Taylor will visit the pop-up shop to talk about her new novel, Sea Defences, which “weaves the bleak power of the East Anglian winter into a searingly honest psychological drama”.

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On Thursday, Norfolk artist HJ Jackson will be signing copies of his latest book called Drawn to Print, in which he talks about his 70-year love affair with lino print art. 

On Friday,  Norwich-based Friday husband and wife writers DJ Taylor and Rachel Hore will visit, and Ms Hore will sign copies of her 13th book, The Hidden Years.

Pam Horrocks and Keith Britten, co-owners of the bookshop, said: “We are very excited to be bringing this project to North Walsham. 

“We are very grateful to the council for this opportunity and we look forward to welcoming customers to the pop-up shop and introducing them to the authors.”

The pop-up bookshop will be open 10am to 4pm.